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THE Dalai Lama provoked outrage after suggesting that “Europe belongs to Europeans” at a conference in the Swedish city of Malmo, where more than half the population are descended from migrants.
He said that while Europe should help refugees, they must eventually return to their homelands and help to rebuild them.
“Receive them, help them, educate them … but ultimately they should develop their own country.
“They will not remain in Germany or Sweden permanently. They will eventually return to their homelands,” the Tibetan ex-pat said.
The Buddhist leader’s comments were criticised by Sweden’s daily newspaper Sydsvenskan, which branded him a “happy pensioner with rock stardom.”
Stockholm University professor Katrin Goldstein-Kyaga warned that the reactionary’s views were in danger of being exploited by the far right, which made gains in Sweden’s recent general election.
The Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959 following a failed CIA-backed uprising and has been living in India ever since.
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